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November 28, 2019

Japanese businessmen meet Pervaiz, show interest in investment


November 28, 2019

LAHORE:A Japanese businessmen delegation called on Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Pervaiz Elahi and MNA Ch Salik Hussain and expressed their desire to invest in food industry of Pakistan.

The Japanese delegation led by Hiroshi Ku met with the Ch Pervaiz Elahi and Ch Salik Hussain here on Wednesday, while Dubai-based Pakistani businessmen including Saad Ghumman, Ayaz Malik and Haider Saeed were also present in the meeting.

Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that Pakistan and Japan have very friendly relations, saying that trade of textiles, electronics and auto industry was growing between the two countries. He said during a recent meeting with Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan he had also discussed the possibilities of importing baby milk powder and exporting mangoes to Japan.

Hiroshi Ku said that a Japanese company was interested in investing in food sector in Lahore and Islamabad, where they would introduce 400 food items including seafood and seasonal fruits.

LWMC: Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) held cleanliness and smog awareness drive at five different locations of the city here on Wednesday.

Local residents, shopkeepers, pedestrians of Garhi Shahu, Thokar Niaz Baig, Angoori Scheme of Shalimar Town, Students of LDA Boys High School & College Sabzazar and passengers at Lahore general bus Lorry Adda were approached by LWMC social mobilisation staff.

The objective of the drive was to sensitise the locals and students on the importance of cleanliness and to propagate LWMC role in the city regarding effective solid waste management. The awareness drive was comprised of distribution of waste bags, awareness literature and awareness walk. On the occasion, officials distributed pamphlets and waste bags among shopkeepers and local residents.

While talking to the citizens, LWMC Managing Director Rao Imtiaz Ahmad said LWMC has made arrangements to further improve cleanliness situation in the city. “We have ensured all the machinery and workforce of our contractors to be in the field. LWMC is also playing a pivotal role in the clean and green campaign. All officers of LWMC including me are strictly monitoring cleanliness situation in the city. I have directed the staff for prompt lifting of waste from containers without any delay,” he said. LWMC DMD Tariq Hussain Bhatti said: “We are working on a zero tolerance policy and negligence from any worker or officer will not be tolerated. We have ensured our complete staff in field”.

OPC: The Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC), Punjab, has retrieved 168 kanals of land having estimated cost of Rs 100 million from the possession of illegal occupants during the last week.

It was stated during a meeting chaired by OPC Commissioner Syed Javed Iqbal Bokhari on Wednesday. The meeting reviewed the weekly progress regarding complaints of Pakistani expatriates. OPC Director General Ahsan Waheed briefed the chair about the complaints resolved, referred back complaints, status of the pending complaints and other administrative issues.

The commission has addressed over 235 complaints of different nature within a short span of one week involving an amount of Rs10 crore, he said.

OPC Commissioner Syed Javed Iqbal Bokhari said that the commission would protect the rights of overseas Pakistanis. A comprehensive mechanism has also been evolved for the expeditious disposal of complaints, therefore, the issues of Pakistani expatriates are being resolved speedily. He said, “My team and I are working day and night in facilitating overseas Pakistanis and our doors are always open to them.” The OPC commissioner instructed all the officers concerned to maintain close liaison with the chairmen of district overseas Pakistanis committees and monitor their working. All the possible steps are being taken to make OPC more effective and efficient according to the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.

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